Using Pressure Treated Wood Indoors

November 12, 2012

Many people believe that using pressure treated wood indoors is harmful. So, we decided to clear up some of the confusion. The story goes that pressure treated wood once was treated with a harsh chemicals that could potentially release toxic fumes. But the government has since banned wood from being treated that way, but it is always

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wood for Your Project

October 19, 2012

Maybe it’s a simple deck project or something more intricate like a piece of custom furniture. No matter what the project, always begin with the best pieces of wood. Here’s what to consider:  Defects in wood aren’t always bad. Just make sure they are from nature and not caused by abuse, insects, or chemicals. Many

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The Best Rot-Resistant Woods for Outdoor Projects

July 6, 2011

Whether you are building a sandbox for a child, a compost bin for a garden, a bench for a patio, or an entire deck, the wood needs to be carefully selected. An outdoor project requires strong, durable wood that resists rotting as much as possible. Here is a quick guide to the types of woods that

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Literary Lumber: Architectural Bookshelves

April 7, 2011

Schutte Lumber supplies retailers and do-it-yourself enthusiasts with wholesale lumber at great prices. If you’re constructing an office or study, or if you just want a new home for your book collection, check out these interesting designs. The Stair Bookshelves: This multi-purpose design is great for tight spaces. Unite a lower level with a loft

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How To Select and Protect Wood Lumber

March 13, 2011

When properly selected and cared for, wood lumber is just as durable and easy to maintain as the latest engineered product. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing composites, you can enjoy the look of real wood by following some simple strategies to keep it looking its best: Keep moisture away from wood materials prior to

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Download Free Southern Pine Decks and Porches Guide

February 10, 2011

After debuting the new 12-page full-color Southern Pine Decks and Porches brochure at the 2011 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, the Southern Pine Council has made it available for download on its website, providing homeowners and contractors invaluable help with designing and building an outdoor living space. Offering insight on deck and porch construction from

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Deals on Lumber

December 2, 2010

At Schutte Lumber Company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality material to our customers.  As part of our quality control process we regularly go through our lumber stacks and pull out pieces that do not meet our high standards.  We then bundle these materials up and can offer them at big discounts. Right now we

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Explore Deck Railing Options

September 29, 2010

Deck railing options at Schutte Lumber include wood, composite, and pressure-treated wood railing. Wood Railing Western red cedar and exotic woods such as ipe are popular wood railing options Composite Railing Composite railing such as DuraLife (formerly CorrectDeck CX) is made of polypropylene and recovered hardwood fiber. Pressure-Treated Wood Railing Pressure-treated railing contains wood preservatives

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Lumber Terminology – A Few Basics

September 14, 2010

Have you ever gone to buy lumber and realized you couldn’t speak the language?  Here are a few basic terms to get you started: Is it a hardwood or a softwood?  You may think this would refer to the hardness of the wood, but it is not so.  After all Balsa is in the hardwood

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Sticker Sense for New Wood Preservatives

July 17, 2010

Treated lumber is recommended for many outdoor projects, such as decks, patios, and fences, to prevent natural decay and destruction over time. But in 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned a common wood preservative, chromated copper arsenate or CCA, from residential use due to health risks. So with a number of new wood preservatives

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